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. ms. slaughter: mr. speaker, i'm pleased to yield one minute to the gentleman from tennessee, mr. cohen. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from tennessee is recognized for one minute. mr. cohen: thank you. i appreciate the moment. i just -- this has been a very interesting couple of days. ones that i would normally have spent with friends in memphis drinking champagne and looking forward to the new year. it's been an honor serving with you, mr. dreier. you are an outstanding member, as ms. slaughter said, and there are lots of other people on the aisle who are fine republicans who i'm friendses with and think the world of -- friends with and think the world of. but i'm happy this day ended the way it did. and somehow, we're going to end up not falling off the fiscal cliff and i think that's wonderful. so i thank ms. slaughter for the time and i thank speaker boehner for whatever he's done to produce this -- what i suspect will be a positive result for the american people. i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of h
. casey of pennsylvania. mr. corker of tennessee. the vice president: please raise your right hands. do you solemnly swear that you will support and defend the constitution of the united states against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that you bear true faith and allegiance to the same that you take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that you will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which you are about to enter, so help you god the group: i do. the vice president: congratulations. [applause] the vice president: the clerk will call the names of the next group. the clerk: mr. cruz of texas. mr. donnelly of indiana. mrs. feinstein of california. mrs. fischer of nebraska. the vice president: please raise your right hand. do you solemnly swear that you will support and defend the constitution of the united states against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that you bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that you take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that you will well a
from jackson, tennessee. are you there? >> i am. >> what did you think of president obama's speech? >> i think it is a good opportunity for all illegal immigrants to try to gain citizenship here instead of working in other people's names and undocumented and not having a right. this is a good opportunity for them to get legal. >> rochelle is from las vegas, an independent college. >> what i find totally ironic is that president obama is at a school in clark county, which school whichspanic rat 40% of all spanish students drop out of high school there. they are the fifth worst school drastic. what president obama, i totally believe in what he is doing, i am very happy, and i think immigrants and americans all, we need education and we need to get reaffirmed with the whole culture of what make us who we are. i do not think our public education system are really doing that for anyone now. my young students, i work with a 70% hispanic rates, 5% of their immigrants coming from this country, and i wanted to educate them, but i was prevented from doing so. that is also a huge focus for me
in 2011. heidi in tennessee. caller: hi. how are you? host: fine thanks. caller: thank you for taking my call. i have almost completed my doctorate degree. i am a college professor. my student loan debt is three times my annual income. my husband and i cannot afford to pay our student loan payments based on the monthly payments because it is about $1,100 per month. can you talk about options for repayment? guest: the government ruled outa new more aggressive of the income-based repayment plan. it goes further in lowering monthly payments. if you qualify for it, it moves up the date for which your loans are forgiven. it can be 20 years instead of 25. some can go further than the income-based repayment. host: here is a tweet. "i only can read my bank statement with a piece of mind." next caller. caller: i'm a student. i was a student. i finished my doctorate. i had student loans that were about $57,000. four years later, i got it down to $41,000. this is the only student loan debt i had. i know what it is like to watch almost $600 or month going to debt funds. i'm calling as an educator be
, the gentlewoman from tennessee, mrs. black. the speaker pro tempore: gentlewoman is recognized for one minute. mrs. black: thank you. as a charter member of the fixed congress now caucus and early supporter of the no budget, no pay, i am very exciting that this legislation ll be voted on in the house in just a little bit. we on the house budget committee work hard to pass a responsible budget each year, but the democrat-controlled senate refuses to do the same. in fact, it has been nearly four years since the senate has passed a budget, and since that time, the government has racked up annual deficits exceeding $1 trillion a year and in total more than $5 trillion in four years. if we say on this current path -- stay on this current path of record deficits, bigovernment and unfunded entitlement programs, greece's presence will be america's future. -- greece's present will be america's future. the debt crisis is not something we want for our children and grandchildren. accountability in the halls of congress cannot wait. today, we will make an important step in the house to force the senate to eith
history has, named davy crockett, when he was a congressman a u.s. congressman from tennessee, stood before the house of representatives, right down the hall here, in the old house chamber, and explained what he was lectured to by a constituent. don't take my money, take your own money to help charitable causes. and not donnell we not do that, we take other people's money to help and they get all this pork added in order to get enough votes to pass it, and then it ought to be the biggest regret of this generation, we don't even pay for it. how in the world could this body fail to pass a bill that would pay for helping the victims of hurricane sandy? but we don't have the money to do it. so we're going to borrow over 40 cents, 40 cents to 50 cents of every dollar of money both for the pork and for the help for hurricane sandy because this body got sweet talked in to refusing to pay for helping this generation. we'll let our children and our children's children and maybe their children pay for this. we will load them up with debt because we will not pay our own way. we're too narcissis
legislation. mr. goodlatte: i yield to the gentleman from tennessee, mr. fleischmann. mr. fleischmann: amount 20, section 1. the terms of the president and the vice president shall end at on on the 20th day of january and the terms of senators and representatives at noon on the third day of january of the yearin which such terms would have ended if this article had not been ratified. and the terms of their successors shall then begin. section 2, the congress shall assemble at least once in every year and such meeting shall begin at noon on the third day of january unless they shall by law appoint a different day. mr. goodlatte: i yield to t gentlewoman from florida, ms. ros-lehtinen. ms. ros-lehtinen: section 3, if, at the time fixed for the beginning of the term of the president, the president-elect shall have died, the vic president-elect shall become president. if a president shall not have been chosen before the time fixed for the beginning of his term, or if the president-elect shall have failed to qualify, then the vice president-elect shall shall act as president until a president shal
on this bill. this is a model that has worked national. louisiana, tennessee have created recovery and achievement districts, and the results are positive. many of you accompanied our secretary on a trip to louisiana and you saw it in person and know it works. we don't have any other option. failing schools will not be tolerated in virginia. i can tell you as the parent of five children that are with us tonight, all of whom have graduated from good virginia public schools, we must raise the bar and be intolerant of failure. we must continue to bring more innovation and more choices to the public-school system. excellent education demands having the courage to try new things and to be innovative. public charter schools have done well nationally to help bring options to our most underserved communities. the charter schools can increase flexibility and innovation and offer a wider range of educational experience. we have approved new taurus-- choice school laws, but we have not done enough. pennsylvania had 164 new charter schools. virginia had four. we have one of the weakest charter
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